Trucking accidents are responsible for the death of more than 5,000 people every year, along with more than 100,000 serious injuries. In a significant number of trucking accidents, the automobile driver is not to blame. The negligence can lie with multiple parties, including: the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck, the loading company or the person or company responsible for maintenance. Because there can be such a variety of defendants, trucking accident claims are typically much more complex than accidents involving only automobiles.
It can be difficult for the victim of a trucking accident to determine whether to settle their claim early on—probably for less than a jury would award—or to spend the next year or more involved in litigation in hopes of a larger settlement. Of course only you and your attorney can make such an important decision, and it is crucial that you allow your attorney’s experience and knowledge regarding trucking accidents to influence that decision.
To give you an idea of how your claim will progress, the following information details the stages of a trucking accident claim:
The period preceding the trial as well as the trial itself can be highly stressful and can cause you to lose significant amounts of work. Only a highly experienced Denver trucking attorney can best counsel you on whether to settle or go to trial, and only you can determine whether the stress is worth the eventual (probable) payout.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to understand how your claim will likely progress. An experienced Denver trucking accident attorney can review your case and help you throughout every phase of the litigation process. Contact the Denver trucking accident law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, PC, for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless you receive a financial settlement or award. Call our office at 303-355-7202 or fill out our confidential contact form here.
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